|scientific name Apterothrips |
Occurs on various grasses (Chiasson, 1986).
Adults collected in June through September.
The body is dark brown and the head lacks long setae. Antennae are 8 or 9 segmented with simple sense cones on segments 3 and 4. The thorax lacks long setae, and species in this genus are apterous. Tergites and sternites have large marginal craspeda, and sternites lack distal setae (Mound and Marullo, 1996).
There are only 2 species in this genus (Mound and Kibby, 1998).
This genus will feed on the host grass species (Chiasson, 1986).
Found in cold, temperate regions of the world, including Alberta (Chiasson, 1986).
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